“The Ordinary” Gun Lodge at The Fork serves as a historical reminder of the property’s past as well as a retreat for hunters, and a meeting space facility for groups and events. Here, hunters can enjoy a country brunch after a morning hunt or fellowship around the fireplace on a cool fall evening. Gun rentals, shells, and clay targets are also available here. A full kitchen at your disposal, a large, open meeting area and plenty of outdoor deck and lawn space, make “The Ordinary” an ideal location for your next corporate meeting or event.
|Rental of “The Ordinary” Gun Lodge for private functions (tables and chairs available)||$600 per day|
|Five Stand: 25 targets||$12 per person|
|Tower/Flurry: 50 targets||$40 for 4-man team|
|Large Gauge Course (12 and 16 gauge)||100 targets – $50
50 targets – $25
|Shells: 12, 16, 20, 28, 410 gauge (lead)||Market Price|
|Gun Rental||$35 per day|
|Instruction: Level One Instructor||1 person – $125 per hour
Call for group instruction rates.+ shells, clays, & gun rental
- Shells, Gun Sales, Repairs, and Gun Cleaning
- Food & Beverage Service
- Luxurious accommodations at The Lodge Bed & Breakfast
- Perfect for small corporate and executive retreats with lodging, conference facilities, meals and recreational activities
Book your next meeting or event by calling 704-474-4052 option 4
History of The Colson Ordinary
The first settlements in the Norwood area began in the 1740s with settlers from Delaware and other middle atlantic colonies following Indian trails and rivers. These early settlements were along the local river valleys. One family, the Colsons, chose to settle near the confluence of the Rocky and Pee Dee Rivers and built an ordinary, a tavern serving food and providing lodging. The Colsons also operated a mill and a ferry. Anson County granted a permit for Colson’s Ordinary in the mid 1700s, at that time Stanly County was part of Anson. That permit may have been the first such granted in North Carolina.
The Colson Ordinary has been described as a two-story log structure in two parts, between which an aisle existed through which a driveway could have passed. It could be surmised that the stage coach would pull between the kitchen and dining “rooms” to be under roof, providing for cover for disembarking passengers. It is said that John Colson maintained a fresh team of horses at the ordinary for use by the stage line. The stabling of the horses may have been under the ordinary. History has it that the ordinary hosted other activities as well. Those that have been mentioned in records include horse racing, chicken fighting, wrestling matches, and militia drills. At some point in time the ordinary also served as a community meeting place.